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police are responsing -- responding. >>> there is a pretty steady rain over parts of the city and also into east bay. we'll take a closer look at it coming up on this last system. second hour of the ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> good morning, to you. welcome to a brand new day it's wednesday, december 5th i'm dave clark. >> and i'm pam cook. thank you for joining us. steve is here. we've been watching a lot of our live pictures. rain is coming down pretty steady. >> some rain, some no rain at all. things are lighting up. things have been picking up kind of steady around san francisco, and birkly. you can see that line right there. the heaviest looks to be daly city and san francisco. we'll take a closer look at this in five minutes. >>> let's take a live look at the lafayette this is highway 24. you can see traffic moving pretty well there westbound as you make your way to the caldecott tunnel. it is pretty wet out there. we got a lot of puddles. definitely take it easy. this is a look at highway 237. traffic is flowing well in both directions. let's head back to the desk. >>> there
drive in lafayette crews built a channel overnight to allow storm water to properly flow. the city council also adopted an emergency declaration establishing a million-dollar budget to fix the drainage problem. >> by the council's action yesterday we're trying to get this fixed as soon as we can in hopefully a matter of weeks as oppose today a matter of month. >> tonight's commute a lot smoother than this morning's. this recent storm almost nearly crush add san francisco story. we're going to have their story coming up. live here at the golden gate. >>> body was found in a rural road in fairfield this morning. officer got a call at about 8:45. they found moses lying on pea body road. he apparently had been hit bay chevy pickup truck. the debris there at the scene led them to a home in vacaville where they found a truck that matched the evidence. they arrest it had man they mrooef was the driver, 23-year-old alex perez, jr., on felony hit and run charges. >>> a driver is being treated for minor injuries after a dramatic roll overaccident. pickup truck crashed while traveling westbou
'll tell you whether weather this is happening in the city -- tell you where this is happening in the city and why this is happening. >>> time now for the ktvu channel 2 morning news. >>> good morning, to you. welcome to a brand new day middle of the week. it's wednesday december 5th i'm dave clark. >> and i'm pam cook. thank you for waking up with us. steve says little drizzly out there. will it last most of the day? >> right rain. there has been a little heavier out toward hercules. it's coming through. but again this is far weeker than anything we have seen. but still rain is here. but overall this is a much weaker system we will get rain throughout the day. we'll take a closer look at this rain. >>> this is a look at highway 24 through lafayette. and 880 near the oakland coliseum traffic is moving pretty well. it is wet out there. we do have an accident we want to tell you about coming up in a couple minutes. let's head back to the desk. >>> topping our news this morning police in berkeley are still on the scene where a bicyclist was shot and killed outside of a middle school. we will
this family an extra $70 a month to spend. john is a maintenance man in jersey city, new jersey. >> are you paying any attention to what's going on in washington right now? >> of course. >> reporter: their $50,000 a year income put them almost exactly in the middle of the american household. if it's not extended those $1,035 more. >> do you have room to cut back? >> no. >> reporter: if the tax cut expires paycheck contributions will go from 4.2% to 6.2%. that's $115 billion a year that would go to deficit reduction instead of being pumped into the economy. heidi sherholtz is an economist. >> it's less money for consumers to spend, that means that the demand for business services will drop, who provides goods and services, workers, so employment will fall. >> reporter: those in favor allowing the tax cuts to expire argue money for social security payments has to come from somewhere. although john says that somewhere will mean doing without some of the basics. >> might be a pair of sneakers. >> reporter: might be a jacket. might be those pair of boots that they want to go there and keep warm
4 news station, this is the kron 4 news. >>pam: breaking news tonight out of oakland: the city's police force is no longer facing a possible federal takeover. this afternoon the department reached a deal with civil rights attorneys who have been demanding reforms the agreement ends a 12 year legal battle over the vigilante justice administered by the rogue o=p=d officers known as the riders. >> and in san francisco: backpacks and briefcases .... blackberries and bottles of tequila. if you've lost any of these items to thieves ... the san francisco police may have some good news for you. >> the officers did a great job recovering in a with like to get it back to the rightful owners. >>pam: developing tonight at eight.. the city of oakland's deal. to stave off a federal takeover of its beleagured police department has brought years of legal battles to a sudden end. kron-4's philippe djegal is live in oakland tonight.. .. with details.. and what this means for the department.. going forward. >> pam, the community town hall meeting tonight at the elementary school in oaklan
video. butler pled guilty already and is serving eight years in prison. >>> last night, the city held the third of four public meetings for the police chief search. they are asking people what qualities they want to see. this comes at a name when the -- at a time when the department is working with low more al. >> we have a very talented -- morale. >> we have a very talented staff we are. anyone that would like to apply, can apply. >> now moore is retiring almost two years after he took the job. >>> police in new york city have released surveillance video of a suspect who they say pushed another man on the tracks of an oncoming train where he was struck and killed. he said the suspect can be scene harassing the man before he was hit. witnesses say the victim shouted at the train driver to shout and desperately tried to climb on the platform before he was struck. >> i saw the train pull into the station, about three quarters into the station. you almost heard a thud. >> reporter: witnesses say the suspect in the video was mumbling to himself before the attack. if the suspect does have
into the city right now. we can show you 580 westbound and then also up in the pittsburgh antioch area, slow going there on highway 4 as you make your way towards concord. last but not least, 280 san jose and traffic is moving along pretty well. 6:07 here is steve. >>> cloudy skies, now last hour, there has been some light rain in mendocino and down to salina, it is cloudy and a few areas of fog. this system is considerably weaker than the one we have and it looks like we will pick it up later tonight into tomorrow and nothing close to the systems. still a lot of cloud cover and tonight into tomorrow morning. you can see it tries to pick things up but it will stay but we need the low to move in and that will not be until tonight. there is 5:00 and that might be a little overdone but the evening commute has a better opportunity for rain. the front will move through tomorrow morning and after that we'll see a pattern change. a little bit of rain up towards lake county and into mendocino, but right now it seems to be about clover dale and north, so far not in the north bay but if it is, it is
as is san bruno south san francisco daly city, colma towards burlingame that is going to continue to sink south over the next hour if you live near the dumbarton bridge or north you will get light to moderate rain and light rain in the south bay possibly moderate rain in the santa cruz mountains. over the past six hours russian river only quarter of an inch, santa rosa half an inch. petaluma a little more than a quarter. let's talk about temperatures dress for mid 50s to low 60s. mid 50s around the monterey bay. rain this morning, showers this afternoon. foggy spots the next couple of nights brighter and drier starting tomorrow. here's that wave we talked about yesterday, hooking up with the front slowing progress bringing us the higher intensity of rain during the morning commute, you can see noon the steadier rain moves east, scattered light showers will continue during the afternoon hours if you have outdoor plans be prepared overnight maybe a stray shower then tomorrow's morning commute all gone a little fog forming then partly sunny and dry thursday afternoon. rainfall amounts up to
removal independent of the city. it's not something both sides wanted but they can live with it and that's why they appeared to be having this settlement in front of a judge and will probably an proved. >> thank you. >>> soggy ground caused a tree crash through a master bedroom early this morning narrowly missing a couple sleeping in their bed. cbs 5 reporter anne makovec shows us the close call. >> i was asleep. i woke up. and there was a tree in my house. >> reporter: it was much worse than the alarm clock at 7:30 this morning. the 100-foot cypress tree snapped and fell on the home in russian hill crashing through the roof of the master bedroom. >> 4 feet plus my bed and i wouldn't be standing here talking to you right now. so i'm blessed. >> reporter: neighbor lisa got a rude awakening too. >> i just heard the most massive crash that you could ever imagine. >> reporter: and then, she looked out of her window. >> then i saw a wall like water i guess that came off the tree after it hit the house. >> reporter: the tree also ripped down a power line. >> it's dangerous. >>
and so does the sandbag operation. city workers say residents have filled 40,000 tons of sand. near the napa river many spent is their saturday blocking openings in case the river overflows its bank. as for downtown, city leaders tell us napas a years long project is two-thirds complete and believe those measures will protect the area. >> we're looking at our modeling and our flood project improvements and we're anticipating that what we have done to protect the community from flooding will keep the river in its banks within the city based on the projections of rainfall amounts. >> reporter: city leaders and member of the flood district will meet torte. if it rains more than expected they will open a emergency center to send out help wherever needed live in napa, lorraine blanco, ktvu channel 2 news. >> the russian river is also creating avenuity for sonoma county residents where the river expected to get dangerously close to flood stage in the next few hours. ktvu's jade hernandez was in flood-prone guerneville and joins us live from a fire station in forestville. >> reporter: th
, still strong emotions. despite a large group of nudists at city hall -- >> shame on you! shame on you! >> reporter: -- the public nudity ban barely passed during its first vote in late november. but for allen he didn't want it passed at all. >> you have the action of a small group of people is what's going on. >> reporter: public nudity is at the forefront once again. it passed first time in a 6-5 vote. >> i don't think the ban is necessary. i think san francisco is a really open place. i don't have a problem with public nudity. i think people can clues or not to -- can choose or not to. >> if i had children, i wouldn't want them having to look at that. it's not -- it makes me angry. >> reporter: if passed, the ordinance would effectively put a ban on nudity in most places. the exceptions to the ban would be during permitted parades, fairs and festivals. at first this woman was for public nudity and expression but with a family now, she's for the ban instead. >> i didn't have a problem at all. but when the die-hard nudists -- now it seems to have gone a bit far. >> reporter: nudists s
forces are closer to president assad. there are reports of fighting just outside the capital city of damascus increasing fears the syrian government may start using chemical weapons. meanwhile, u.n. secretary- general ban ki-moon has hinted he would not favor an asylum deal for assad even as a way to end syria's civil war. >>> silicon valley pioneer john mcafee is now in guatemala seeking asylum after spending weeks in hiding. mcafee, who founded the santa clara software security company, is wanted for the murder of a neighbor in belize. he says he is innocent. mcafee spoke to the "associated press" in a restaurant in guatemala city after sneaking out of nearby belize. >>> 4748 now. new york police say a suspect is in custody and has implicated himself in the death of a man who was pushed on a subway track. ki-suck han died after being hit by a train at times square. han is shown in a confrontation with a suspect in a surveillance video shortly before being shoved on the track. witnesses say han desperately tried to climb back up on the platform but couldn't make it before the tra
thursday and friday. >>> 4:38 is the time. protestors got naked during a big vote at san francisco city hall. where the nudest plan to take their fight next. >>> and a man is pushed to his death at a new york city subway station. the arrest police could make soon and why a newspaper photographer is under fire. >>> you can see that the rain definitely coming down this morning. we'll have more traffic hot spots coming up. >>> born. cloudy skies. light rain moving through. heavier amounts have been to the north. this will be a drizzly, light rain day. it's the last in the series and then we will dry out. >>> time now 4:42. president obama continues to focus on the looming fiscal cliff. first the president will speak to and answer questions from members of the business round table an association of chief executive officers of leading u.s. companies. later in the day president obama will address a conference of native american tribal leaders. both groom groups say they are concerned about automatic tax increases and spending cuts that will kick in come january 1st if congress doesn't act. bo
. >>> oakland police have fended off the feds for now. the city cut a last-minute deal with civil rights authorities to avoid a full-scale takeover of the department. a person would be appointed by a judge and paid by the city. both sides can claim a partial victory. >> reporter: the plaintiffs will now have someone within the department answerable to the court to make sure that changes are made. if they aren't made, they can go to the court and ask for changes in the police chief and the command staff. the city gets to hold onto its popular police chief and another shot at making things good with the plaintiffs. what they avoid is a complete federal takeover, an embarrassment for the city and could also lead to a judge telling them they don't have enough cops and order them to hire more. >>> crime was the subject of a neighborhood meeting in oakland a few hours ago. the mayor was there, so was the police chief. neighbors tell reporter linda yi that it seemed to be all talk. >> reporter: the mayor and police brass admitted upfront, violent crime is on the rise. specifically robberies. se
here up from south san francisco, daly city, san bruno. pretty quiet in the south bay except for morgan hill and gilroy some shower activity. winds gusting to 49 miles an hour at sfo. a wind warning in effect. and oakland, 36 miles an hour. you can see all across the bay area, santa rosa from 41 miles an hour to san jose. we have the wind, we have the rain, we have a flash flood watch through the evening hours. so the heaviest rain will continue to sink to the south of us throughout the morning hours and the wind advisory is up through noon today. we are looking at south winds anywhere from 20 to 30 miles an hour and we are seeing the gusts already up to 50 miles an hour. so here we are on track to see the heaviest rain from the north bay into the central bay within the next hour. so stay with us. we will keep you updated. carolyn. >> thank you, lisa. with all that going on and this series of storms the rivers are rising throughout the bay area. there's a flat warning this morning for the napa river. that's where abc7 news reporter kera clapper joins us live. how is it looking so far? >
from san rafael, tiburon towards san francisco, daly city. heavier rains for the morning commute. it is going to get harder to get around over the next hour. >>> raining at the bay bridge, you bet. you can see headlights, light coming into the about now, wet conditions, no wind advisories, that's the nice news traveling into the city on the bridges or elsewhere skyline build "sig alert" issued, downed tree blocking both lanes, going to be a bit for calf trance gets that cleared. injury accident westbound 580 before lake shore, two right lanes blocked. >>> 5:01. with this latest storm crews are looking out for for waterlogged trees that could fall in larkspur many crews have been working nonstop since the weekend trying to protect homes. friday massive oak fell on a woman's home in ross splitting her roof in two, luckily she wasn't hurt but her home of 60 years suffered major damage. terry mcsweeney will have a live report from cortamadera with more storm watch coverage in 30 minutes. >>> similar scene in san mateo, the rain soaked soil proved to be too unstable to keep this tree
but this is the first pedestrian fatality in recent memory. >> police in foster city are bison residence to secure their vehicles after nine separate auto burglaries were reported this week. the ninth car break-in was reported wednesday. most of these break-ins happened along shale boulevard and emerald bay lane. officers say that burglar prevailed on unlocking vehicles or broke windows to gain entry. items like purses, electronics, gps devices and other items that were left with in view were stolen. residents are reminded to keep all their valuable items out of view. and to keep their car doors locked all times. -what's up? i'm chris. -and i'm erik. both: we're the fruit guys! back in 1998, we had this idea to deliver fresh fruit to offices in downtown san francisco. we built these wooden crates, filled these with fruit in my one-bedroom apartment. the fruit guys has been with bank of america since they first started. we work with them to help them grow and succeed. we're coming up on 50 employees and delivering to thousands of companies every week. i would definitely say this is a fruitful busin
has cities near the russian river on alert. water levels have risen onto land in some parts of guerneville. and even though it's normally a slow-moving river... >> with 6-7 ft. it begins to get scary. we have to think about leaving town, turning off electricity, gasoline. and so forth. >> the national weather service says that it could be possibly a flooded road to a.m. with noon tomorrow reaching the highest levels. in this video shot yesterday, you can see that the river is rising fast. flooding, every decade or so, is not uncommon. the last serious threat was in the first days of january 06 of course the possibility always makes residents nervous. the national weather service says the russian river will flood guerneville around 2 a.m. monday... highest point around noon tomorrow... with water levels >> the latest series of storms has some arborists concerned about trees in the bay area. the saturated ground could force trees and bushes to collapse. about the threat. >> all of the whe--wieight.. is at the top of the tree. >> certified arborist christopher altman poi
under the gun into daly city. for those of you who take 380 i want to demand for a street few. you can see market street heavy rain you need to use your windshield wipers. as we take it to the peninsula heavy rain around the airport. in fact delays of over an hour. hillsboro, burlingame, and san mateo highway 92 experiencing heavy rain. at the start of the 7:00 hour i told you there was heavy rain and the walnut creek area. if that is certainly the case as we take a look at rain fall rate. it is not to bad about two tenths of an inch per hour. 3 tenths of an inch around pleasant hill. it depends on where you are located. piedmont, highway to the fore, most of oakland. park boulevard, experiencing a rain. you can see sunnyvale cupertino sing pretty heavy rain not as bad as san jose and santa clara. but heavier rain is headed your way in fact as we use our storm track tool to see when the heavy rain is going to impact you. looks like it will hit santa clara around 7:17 a.m.. stand at 7:29 a.m. hit san jose. that is a look for the rain is currently falling around the bay area. drive with
'll start moving in. daly city and berkeley, piedmont, the claremont avenue area being hit with a good burst of rain, and towards oakley and brentwood, seeing moderate rain. these are cells moving around, and this is actually the warm sector. this is 7:00 tonight. this is the warm sector, the mod rain in the north bay. and a little break around midnight and by 3:00 a.m., this is storm number three. this is 5:00 a.m. heavy rain starting to move down into the north bay. 7:00 a.m., starts to move down to about the golden gate bridge, sfo. 9:00 a.m. heavy rainfall. now starting to move into the east bay. fairfield, concord. notice the clearing that takes place behind the very rapidly, at 11:00 a.m., and then moves on towards the south. of course the concerns up on the riffs and we'll look at those concerns in a bit. >> ama: in napa, the national weather service issued a flood warning for the napa river, a waterway prone to flooding, and the city's residents are hoping it's not a repeat of the devastating flood in 2005. >> the napa river looks calm now but that could change in a hurry tonight wit
and union city and the south bay. this will all continue to increase throughout the day. the first half of the day looking much, much different than the second half. carolyn. >> lisa, you are the key person this morning. thank you so much. big concern in the north bay is flooding, especially along creeks and rivers. abc7 news reporter kera clapper is live in napa where they are watching that river rise inch by inch. >> yes. inch by inch, carolyn, especially as the rain continues to fall. i've come to the realization this is my lot in life, to be put in situations where the rain is blowing horizontally at me all morning long. the wind is whipping through napa. we have a look at the river this morning whereas carolyn mentioned, flooding is a concern. it was expected that the river would surpass it's flood level about noon today. now that's changed. estimates go anywhere from 1:00 p.m. to between 5:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. estimates are the water could rise and reach 25 to 27 feet. elsewhere here in napa you can see downtown. it is just soaked. the whole city is soaking wet. wind again a big
rattled nerves. >> the quake did touch off a 3- foot high tsunami at a coastal city. there were no monster waves and there have been numerous aftershocks including one measuring 6.2. >>> the latest from oakland, a man at the see yum last night -- at the coliseum last night at the game fell 30 feet down. he was seriously hurt. christien kafton is live with more. what do you know? >> reporter: well, we know there are a lot of questions about what happened. sometime right around kickoff at last night's game, a man either fell or jumped from the third-level concourse. you can see just how high the fall would be. the man either fell or -- about 30, 50 feet. he fell last night during the raiders/broncos' game. there are conflicting reports whether the fan fell accidentally or whether -- or whether he jumped. it's a very long drop and say incidents like this have happened at the coliseum or other places in the -- places in the country. >> i've heard about that happening. if you are not paying attention, you can fall and unfortunately, he fell yesterday. >> reporter: the workers took him to highla
violence so this is not something that would dissuade me that contemplating living in the city of oakland because i've seen the rapid turn around the district of columbia has had. >> for oakland this was the third homicide in just two days. john alston, abc7 news. >>> oakland police are now teaming with other law enforcement agencies and a private security company to expand patrols in high crime areas. in shopping districts in monte clare, piedmont, lakeshore and other areas have seen a rise in burglaries, and muggings. the understaffed police force need all the help they can get, including patrols from bay alarm companies in business and residential areas. >> we see a lot of the various alarm companies driving up and down our street where we live. >> i think it will work. very good idea. pool the resources. >> oakland police are also depending on the alameda county sheriff's office, the hp and bart police to help fight the rise in crime. >>> san jose police say last night's christmas in the park celebration was marred by the stabbing of a 14-year-old. he is in the hospital, expecting to
given the green light to shoot birds from the runway. the city council approved that plan last night. officials say that birds sucked into airplane engines can cause engine problems and power outages. they hope shooting the birds with either blanks or live bullets will prevent some of those problems. >>> while it was raining this morning, take a look at this. huge tree came crashing down on a home in san francisco's russian hill neighborhood. this is on lurmont terrace by lombard street. the 100-foot cypress broke through the roof of the master bedroom, missed the homeowner by just a few feet. >> four feet closer to my bed and i wouldn't be standing here talking to you right now. so i'm blessed. >> and get this. just two days ago, he moved his bed from under the very spot where the tree crashed through. the tree also ripped down a power line. that wasn't only tree that toppled this morning. this came down on a parked car in san francisco's richmond district. fortunately, nobody hurt. but the super saturated ground gave way so easily, the sidewalk was pulled up. >>> a parking lot in b
redwood city in san mateo. your afternoon highs look like upper 50s low 60s. it will be a cooler after known around the bay area. satellite and radar we will see in increase in a cloud cover through the course of today. into tomorrow we are tracking the potential for some rain. futurecast 4 set of 4:09 a.m. tuesday morning at lot of cloud cover light rain north of santa rosa. the system we are tracking to stay in to win state it is not a huge frame maker compared to what we saw this weekend. 12:00 p.m. tuesday some light rain for vallejo, napa, and fairfield. it is not until later tomorrow night we will start to see rain for the coast line, san francisco. picking up in intensity into the overnight hours. at 9:00 a.m. wednesday we could pick up water rain for parts of the bay area. your kron 4 7 day around the bay forecast is showing we have rain tuesday and wednesday, but overall at quiet weather pattern into thursday fighting in the weekend. a 10 percent chance of rain i think it will hold off. partly cloudy conditions temperatures in the '60s. however, it overnight lows will be cold
or rain this morning. mainly in oregon and eureka and crescent city now. impressive shield of clouds coming our way that's why i think we'll see the sprinkles become more light rain in the north bay noon, rain steady north bay 4:00, starting to head into the heart of the bay, it will be in most of the bay by 7:00. temperatures starting off around 50, hang out in the mid uper 50s at noon, near 60 by 4:00, back to the 50s by 7:00. tomorrow the rain will be steady in the morning, tomorrow's morning commute will be the one most affected by the wet weather. scattered showers wednesday afternoon. drier pattern thursday hangs around through at least friday >>> so far, so good many san jose 87 northbound past hp pavilion, you can see traffic moving at the limit light dry roads no problems northbound through san jose 80 westbound past golden gate fields and university avenue into the berkeley curve, emeryville and the macarthur maze is at the limit. a little busier, i don't see stalls or accidents or slowing for your 80 east shore commute. good news for mass transit, muni back on track, all p
to make sure that there are going to be significant consequences if you come to the city and plan on doing any crime. >> vocont these are the three suspects who were arrested. henry gamboa, victor gamboa, and ana bastillos. all three in their early 20's. police say if you have had electronics stolen here in san francisco you can go to their web site to see photos of the items recovered. they are working to get these items back to the original owners san francisco, j. r. stone, kron 4 news. >>pam: gary atkinson, the man charged with kidnapping, raping and beating a 16- year-old at-risk girl appeared in court today. he was arraigned on charges of rape, kidnapping, lewd acts upon a child, and attempted lewd acts upon a child. atkinson has previously been convicted of several felonies including robbery and assault with a deadly weapon. >> a shoooting near lake merritt in oakland left four people injured. the shooting happeend just after 10 p-m last night after an arguement between two groups of people went from bad to worse. members of one of the groups went back to the area and opened fi
>>> it is happening in san francisco where a house fire has taken a life in the city's engel side district. good evening. i'm carolyn johnson. >> i'm dan ashley. firecrews are on the scene and it is happening at a home in engel side heights. abc7 news reporter ama dates is live with the latest on this. ama? >> dan, fire officials will confirm one person was found dead in the house. they will not say anything about the victim's identitiment we are are -- identity. we are a block away from the house. you can see what it looked like when we arrived on scene. it broke out about 8:40. about 40 firefighters responded, and they were able to put the fire out in 40 minutes. it burned through the garage and the second floor of the home. one person was found dead inside. now it wasn't the resident or the neighbor who called the fire in. it was an off duty firefighter who smelled smoke. >> firefighters have had good noses. they smelled like some wood was burning somewhere. they let the you are fireman owkn. >> reporter: and most of the damage was contained to that house on the corner. there w
a house fire has taken a life in the city's engel side district. good evening. i'm carolyn johnson. >> i'm dan ashley. firecrews are on the scene and it is happening at a home in engel side heights. abc7 news reporter ama dates is live with the latest on this. ama? >> dan, fire officials will confirm one person was found dead in the house. they will not say anything about the victim's identitiment we are are -- identity. we are a block away from the house. you can see what it looked like when we arrived on scene. it broke out about 8:40. about 40 firefighters responded, and they were able to put the fire out in 40 minutes. it burned through the garage and the second floor of the home. one person was found dead inside. now it wasn't the resident or the neighbor who called the fire in. it was an off duty firefighter who smelled smoke. >> firefighters have had good noses. they smelled like some wood was burning somewhere. they let the you are fireman know. >> reporter: and most of the damage was contained to that house on the corner. there was some smoke damage to the house next to it. one
will be here. good night! >>> it is happening in san francisco where a house fire has taken a life in the city's engel side district. good evening. i'm carolyn johnson. >> i'm dan ashley. firecrews are on the scene and it is happening at a home in engel side heights. abc7 news reporter ama dates is live with the latest on this. ama? >> dan, fire officials will confirm one person was found dead in the house. they will not say anything about the victim's identitiment we are are -- identity. we are a block away from the house. you can see what it looked like when we arrived on scene. it broke out about 8:40. about 40 firefighters responded, and they were able to put the fire out in 40 minutes. it burned through the garage and the second floor of the home. one person was found dead inside. now it wasn't the resident or the neighbor who called the fire in. it was an off duty firefighter who smelled smoke. >> firefighters have had good noses. they smelled like some wood was burning somewhere. they let the you are fireman know. >> reporter: and most of the damage was contained to that house on the co
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are commonly found in the city despite that like is that is not been planted because they are weak. the ficus. -- i would have this removed. completely and one of a strong central trunk. >> also keep a strong look for included are >> there is a tight crotch. anything that is under 45 degrees across. with the bridges, from the main trunk that is a dangerous scenario. it has included park and the attachment is weak. >> occasionally wet soil is okay. but if you live and in every with the soil is always drenched that could be a problem record wet soil will prevent oxygen for the routes and it could wrought the roots. >> it could cause the tree to fall over. robbing the- roots. >> no good can come from a good tree. if their roots -- become rotted with not enough oxygen and. of waterlog sorrell. >> this complete ruins of a public building. the landmark that was neglected for years has >> six dozen firefighters battled the blaze of the old pool house. san francisco police the partner responded a rug 1:00 p.m. and tried it for hours to get it under control. >> it is going to be burning for some time
will be impacted. but citi says the changes will help save money this year and more in 2013. >>> president obama is expected to announce his nominees for secretary of defense and secretary of state. that's according to white house sources. reportedly, former republican senator, chuck hagel is on the short list for secretary of defense to replace leon panetta who is stepping down. another top contender, john kerry. but the president is also considering to replace hillary clinton with john considerry. susan rice for the united nations, she is still facing opposition because of statements she made about the libyan attack. >>> president obama is meeting with two different groups today. both have concerns about the fiscal cliff crisis. he will lead with the ceos of business leaders and then later, he will meet with native- american tribal leaders. the one issue where he's refusing to budge in fiscal cliff issues. >>> the voters passed prop 30, which raises taxes on people who earn more than $250,000 a year. it also increases the sales tax. well, the ucla and der son forecast says because of prop 30 -
checking with the c h p and no incidences to report with 22 minutes from the novat into the city. >> the storm in the bay area yesterday caused major delays at s-f-o...the f-a-a was reporting delays on arriving and departing flights at around three hours.. this morning there are no delays out of san francisco international this morning. we'll be keeping an eye on delays out of s-f-o, if any, all morning here on the kron four morning news. >> a sinkhole in the east bay is now even larger than it was when it first collapsed. it happened sunday.. along mountain view road in lafayette. city officials say, a storm drain under the road here, failed.. opening this enormous hole. they widened the hole by 10 feet to place fabric support then boulders on top. officials fear soil errosion could push up the stream and push the creek... possibly leading to flooding of nearby homes when another storm hits. the road could be closed for the entire winter, as crews figure out a plan to replace the drain. >> the rain soaked ground .... means more trees are taking the fall. in richmond.. c
expected for city college of san francisco. we'll tell you why and how students will be effected. >>> plus locked out of the battle over the fiscal cliff. why california congresswoman nancy pelosi and other leaders are not being allowed to negotiate. ktvu channel 2 morning news continues. >>> good morning, to you. welcome to a brand new day friday december 7th i'm dave clark. >> and i'm pam cook. thank you for joining us this morning. i want to start with weather and traffic. weather rosemary orozco is in for steve. >> fair weather in the forecast. lasting through the weekend. hopefully that brings a smile to your face. tgif to you. we're off to a chilly start this morning. mostly sunny skies for the afternoon. temperatures running warm for december and it will be a trend we see for your weekend. i'll have details on this coming up in a moment. good morning, tara. >>> good morning, rosemary. here's a look at traffic through 880. the headlights are southbound as you make your way toward the hayward area. up next we have a look at the east shore freeway. the headlights you see are folks head
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that contemplating living in the city of oakland because i've seen the rapid turn around the district of columbia has had. >> for oakland this was the third homicide in just two days. john alston, abc7 news. >>> oakland police are now teaming with other law enforcement agencies and a private security company to expand patrols in high crime areas. shopping districts in monte clare, piedmont, lakeshore and other areas have seen a rise in burglaries, robbings and muggings. the understaffed police force need all the help they can get, including patrols from bay alarm companies in business and residential areas. >> we see a lot of the various alarm companies driving up and down our street where we live. >> i think it will work. very good idea. pool the resources. >> oakland police are also depending on the alameda county sheriff's office, the hp and bart police to help fight the rise in crime. >>> san jose police say last night's christmas in the park celebration was marred by the stabbing of a 14-year-old. he is in the hospital, expecting to survive cuts to his chest and arm. it's highly unusual for viol
. >> reporter: tens of thousands of protesters fell on to the streets in cairo and other egyptian cities, calling it a final warning to the islamist president, mohamed morsi, who critics say is behaving like a dictator. in cairo, protesters surrounded the presidential palace, chanting slogans calling for the end of the presidency. it was mostly a peaceful demonstration. protesters are angry about a drawn constitution which will put to referendum, a popular vote in ten days time. control by president morsi's islamist allies, many more liberal editions say it is sharia law that fail to protect the rights of minorities and women. >>> the duchess of cambridge is said to be feeling better this morning after treatment for cute morning sickness. prince william's wife is expected to stay in king edwards hospital for several days. >> reporter: good morning charlie. the news today seems to be better. after spending a second day at the hospital with his wife, prince william left her looking a lot more relaxed. kate is, quote, continuing to feel better and it seems that the prince was feeling a litt
of the oakland police department has ended. the city reached an agreement with civil rights attorneys suing the department and calling for a federal takeover. under this agreement, just approved by a federal judge, oakland will have to hire someone to oversee police reforms. they will pay the salary but that person will report to the judge and have broad powers including firing officers including the chief. it stems from the allegations of four officers who called themselves the riders and were accused a number years ago of handing out vigilanti justice on the streets of oakland. >> developing news, authorities have caught up with software company john mcafee. he was arrested in guatemala accused of entering the country illegally. he created the anti-virus software has been on the run for the past month after officials in belize tried to question him about the death of a neighbor. abc spoke with him in guatemala. >> how i would know? how would i know. >> dan: he says he has requested asylum in guatemala. he claims he is being persecuted refusing to donate to local politicians. >> i was walk
city, oakland, all light rain. but the heaviest is in the overnight hours. >>> the wet weather is already causing some concerns for residents in san rafael. reggie kumar is live in the downtown area. >> reporter: the rain is already coming down here at a pretty steady pace. phone service was knocked out to some residents from the previous storm. but that service has since been restored. crews are still digging out from the previous storm. they're hoping this latest one doesn't pack a punch. at&t crews were hard at work drying out the phone lines near 3rd street in san rafael. tuesday night's wet weather wasn't helping while workers used this hose to blow air underground to dry the lines. some who live here are still dealing with a muddy miscellaneous left behind by sunday's powerful storm. >> i got slammed, and my basement and storage shed got a couple of inches of mud. digging out, drying out. >> reporter: some residents in west marin tell me these large trees are a reminder of what happened here on sunday. the trees fell across the roadblocking access for several hours. this
now. they married in 2004 when the city and county of san francisco began issuing marriage licenses. but after they exchanged their vows they were notified their marriage had been voided. in 2008 they didn't remarry for fear it would be revoked. they were right. now they wait again. this time with hope. >> today is a great day because we can see the potential for a good outcome, but there is also the possibility of something different happening. we have to congress to temper our hopes and dream a lit -- continue to temper our hopes a little longer. >> reporter: the supreme court justices will likely have a decision by the end of june. allen, keep in mind there are nine justices. they could go in nine different directions. one thing is for sure, this is an historic moment. >> juliette goodrich, thank you so much. the supreme court has also agreed to review the a challenge to the national defensive marriage act. >> they have to solve this on a national level because there is just too much administrative confusion right now. who can visit who in the hospital, who gets health benefits.
. return to index ofpolice in kansas city have released the dashcam video of officers interacting with. chiefs linebacker jovan belcher early saturday morning just hours before he died. up behind belcher who was parked on the side of the road in his bentley. belcher appeared drunk and asleep so the officers pulled him out of the vehicle and talked to him. they eventually decide to let him go if he agreed to go inside the building he was parked outside of. police say that just a few hours later belcher killed his girlfriend kasandra perkins before heading to the chiefs stadium and shooting himself. >> traffic on the bay bridge will be coming to a halt! we'll tell you about planned construction work and how it could affect your travel plans. sofa... desk... you know what? why don't you go get some frozen yogurt. i got this. you're so sweet. you got this, right? i do got this. let us get everything off the shelf, and to your home. when i take a picture of this check, it goes straight to the bank. oh. oh look the lion is out! no mommy no! don't worry honey, it only works on checks. deposit
the central bay stretching from daly city, san francisco, through oakland and walnut creek. we are seeing good rain coming down here. but otherwise, it has been fairly quiet. that's about to change. expect rain spreading throughout the bay area throughout the morning hours and then i think by the afternoon this cold front going to sag through and slide eastward and then looks like the skies will part a little bit maybe a couple of leftover showers and then we dry out. temperatures because of the subtropical moisture will be mild. 50s at the coast, mid-60s in the warmest spots inland. but this is likely it. i think this will be the last storm we see in quite some time. after this we start to dry out. this morning, very wet, making it very treacherous on the roads, gianna. >> it sure is. it is a very busy day for us in the traffic center. we are trying to get an update about 101 at silver, a traffic alert, accident blocking lanes. no word if it's out of lanes. so that traffic alert is still in effect. slow on 101. reports of a new accident north 101 ne
stations. if approved, stations in the cities of walnut creek, clayton, martinez and lafayette would all close january 1. the county's top fire official recommended the closures saying a loss of property taxes and failed tax measure in november caused the district to burn through its cash reserve. >>> some other headlines around the bay on this wednesday. a decision on whether to buy a drone for the alameda county sheriff's office sent to the public protection committee for further study. the committee is expected to hold a public hearing on the issue sometime in january. if approved, it will go back to the board of supervisors for a final decision. >>> a big bag of marijuana was hauled out of a home that burned in san francisco. police also removed equipment for the growing operation there. the cause of the two-alarm fire in the haight-ashbury neighborhood unknown. nobody was hurt. >>> time now 5:09. protests continue to rock egypt's capital this morning. >> plus a rare appearance. the vote that drew former senator bob dole in a wheelchair there to washington, d.c. >> and the star is re
it was a question of time before hurricane came and flooded the system and caused wide outages in new york city. those warnings went unheeded due to concerns about budget cuts and the likelihood of such a storm. hurricane sandy is the second costliest disaster in u.s. history. >>> they had the first hack-a-thon. they worked on ideas yesterday afternoon. the goal was to create fun and practical apps using public information available through county records. >> we have seen interesting ideas around restaurant inspections. and we have seen ideas around places like parks. parks and rec information was interesting to people. >>> the grand prize winners made an app called book it and they took home a $3,000 prize. >>> there appears to and growing backlash against the new logo for the university of california system. more than 25,000 people have signed an on line petition at change.org to review the new design which made its debut friday. some say it is undignified. the new design is not replacing the traditional logo and will be used in traditional to the university seal. >>> they won an emotional vi
with extra caution and you will have to use your windshield wipers. >> daly city is under the yellow and there's just some light rain for the mid peninsula. it is currently drive for cupertino and sunnyvale. satellite and radar does show that there is a wider view that is associated with this system. i will have full details for the rest of the bay coming up. >> we are tracking a major hot spot for the east shore freeway. the problem is being compounded. let us talk about that accident were several lanes were blocked here for a while. the chp had to run a traffic break to clear this. this is now backed up beyond highway 4 the drive time last check was over 30 minutes. it is now climbing more because there are further problems further down. this accident has just been reported in its blocking at least the back lanes and they will need some help to get this cleared. there is big delays better news for the peninsula. the downed tree that was set this rolled south of highway 92 has now been cleared and the lanes are always open. >> water levels were dangerously high last week in marin co
camera captured the entire city shaking. a few people were hurt but there were no reports of any major damage. a tsunami warning was called off after two hours after the quake hit. there have been numerous after shocks since then some as large as 6.2. >>> we will find out if the supreme court will take up on proposition 8. the justices will meet again this morning to decide which cases they will rule on in the coming months. as with last week, if prop 8 is on the list today, a ruling would likely come sometime in june. if prop 8 is not on the list the waiting game will continue until the next supreme court conference which is scheduled for january. >>> many economists are predicting employers added fewer than 100,000 jobs last month. some think it was fewer than 50,000. that would be far below the 171,000 created in october. the unemployment rate is expected to remain at 7.9%. concerns about the fiscal cliff are not hurting president obama's approval rating. it's now at 57%. that's the highest rating since may of 2011 when navy seals killed osama bin laden in a raid. 42% of americans
is the approach to the bay bridge toll plaza as a wet deck with no accidents to report out oakland into the city if there if it is drive the most part here at the san mateo bridge the problems coming from the toll plaza and the westboundsouthbound 101n gate bridge standing water on the span. some light rain is in reported very you want to drive with extra caution for your ride coming out marin county. guys. >> thank you erica. the wet weather is causing problems in san rafeal. they are keeping a close eye on creeks that have swollen in recent raids. and with the storm this morning they are looking for more rising levels. at&t's been denied drying out phone lines that were drenched on sunday night. especially for residents were still cleaning up mud from sunday's rain. crews will be out in the north bay this morning to continue assessing the damage. >> in vallejo couch trans crews had to shut down the connector ramp from interstate 802 highway 29 to clean up the mud slide. the soil was saturated and gave way and cost a mess you can see in this video. it took crews couple of hours to clean up the
>> the revolution of city hall and spread all across the country. >> legally married! (cheers & applause) >>pam: same-sex marriage. we have breaking news for you on the national. the justices of the u.s. supreme court will rule on the california proposition 8. the voter approval initiative the funding marriage between a man and woman a. sides of the debate. because the high court has same sex marriage remains on hold in california, until there is a ruling. >> this is about fundamental coverage. j. r. stone is standing by. >>pam: with reaction from both here to break down what >> because the high court has agreed to hear this case, same sex marriage remains on hold in california, until there is a ruling. the validity of same sex marriage in california has been an issue since 2004. and now we know, we will get the final word by next summer legal briefs will be filed and the case will be argued early next years. possibly in the spring. then the supreme court should issue its ruling very likely by the end of june. and we should also note the supreme court has also agreed to review the federal de
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